Mini-Masterpieces:From the Archives
Amongst all the paintings that children produce as they’re growing up, there will often be a piece of artwork which for whatever reason becomes a favourite for their parents – it may not be a technical triumph, but somehow it captures something of themselves or their subject.
So for the second of my Mini-Masterpieces Link-ups, I thought I’d share something from the archives. This is one of the first ‘representational’ pieces my elder son produced, at the age of 3 and is a group portrait of his family. The smallest figure is his little brother. So far, this has to be my all time favourite piece of artwork that he has produced, and was probably the catalyst for starting Artful Kids. I loved it so much, I wanted to preserve it, and to show it off rather better than a crumpled bit of paper on the fridge. So I enlarged it, tweaked it (removed the smudges, crumples and stains which almost inevitably are there on a piece of children’s artwork) and reproduced it as a stretched canvas which still hangs on our bedroom wall.
If you have a favourite piece of artwork that your child has produced why not add it to this month’s link-up, or alternatively share some of the artwork your little ones have been creating recently.